Permit to Erect a Hoarding, Gantry or Scaffolding on Council Land - Maribyrnong City Council - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to put up a hoarding, scaffolding or gantry on public or council owned land, this includes roads, footpaths and nature strips.

Hoardings are high temporary fences or structures enclosing a demolition site or a building site during building works, to restrict access and provide protection to the public.

Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures.

Gantry means a structure, which covers a public way and provides protection from both the side and overhead from building and / or maintenance works.

While hoardings on public land are most commonly erected around a construction site, they can also be erected for other purposes such as painting or erecting a sign. At least 1.5 metres of footpath must be kept clear for pedestrians and the area occupied must be securely barricaded for public safety.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified by permit.


Twelve months or as specified on the permit


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $6.50

On street public protection for private dwellings, per square metre per week (minimum $450.00). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $160.40

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $8.50

On street public protection for commercial dwellings, per square metre per week (minimum $600.00). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Inspection All $128.30

For two inspections. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $128.30

Hoarding extension application. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

General Purposes Local Law 2015

Lodgement process


Application and supporting information should be submitted to council.

Administering agency

Maribyrnong City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.